A representative from Oppo has confirmed that existence of the R829, which is essentially a miniaturized version of the Oppo Find 5. The phone sports a 4.5-inch 720p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, 8Mp rear-facing camera, 2GB of RAM ad it will carry a rather reasonable price tag of $330 or CNY 2000.
Unfortunately, the company has no plan for an international distribution and it could be aimed only for the Chinese market. While the phone doesn’t have impressive hardware configuration, it still has an appealing pricing. The image of R829 was first spotted on the website of a Twitter-equivalent in China, the Weibo. Initially, many thought that the R829 is the Find 7.
The rear cover of R829 has a holographic finish and it’s clearly listed as “coming soon”. But it remains to be seen how soon Oppo will actually launch the device. While the Oppo N1 is equipped with the rather extravagant swivel camera, the R829 has a standard design with the camera on the back and LED flash. It seems that the smartphone comes with a metal frame that hugs its profile. This leads some people to believe that the R829 is a high-end, premium device.
Phone makers in China haven’t had enough with the relentless struggle for grabbing the title as the manufacturer of world’s slimmest smartphone. Oppo has released a ridiculously thin smartphone with some twist; it is the thinnest “quad-core” smartphone in the planet. Unlike the previous Oppo Finder, the Find5 X909 has something going for it other than the marvelous design and it will come with really impressive specs. It features what could be the most powerful mobile processor in the planet, the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor (APQ8064). Throw in a 4.5” display (with full-HD resolution) and 2GB of RAM, we could be seeing a true powerhouse.
The Oppo Find5 X909 is supposed to run Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) and boast a 12Mp rear-facing camera, 2Mp front-facing shooter, 16/32GB of onboard storage and 2500mAh battery. Despite its large capacity, the battery could be hard-pressed to provide enough operational time for more than a day. Before starting to get our hopes up too high, the phone hasn’t been confirmed officially by Oppo. Also, like previous Oppo handsets, there’s very little chance for the X909 to venture beyond Eastern parts of Asia.
In the mobile industry, perhaps nothing is too thin and some manufacturers of Android handsets appear to take this to heart. Oppo, a little-known phone manufacturer from China, released an image of ridiculously thin smartphone. The unnamed handset is 6.65mm thin and if it finally arrives to the market, Oppo will be known as the manufacturer of world’s thinnest handset. Huawei Ascend P1 S is currently considered as the thinnest phone available in the market. It was shown off at CES 2012 and it was a mere 6.68mm thick. So if you’re an exceptionally perceptive person and can tell if a phone is 0.03mm thinner, Oppo’s mysterious handset is definitely for you. Making a thin phone is one thing, but making a durable one is another; most observers think that Oppo’s smartphone is a bit swanky, with edgeless glass design and a full metal rim. Hopefully, Oppo will perform thorough drop tests before releasing it in the market. Some handsets developed by Chinese manufacturers have below average build quality and they flex when squeezed.
Three capacitive buttons might tell us that the handset will use Android and it has charging pins similar to those used on the Galaxy Nexus. Also given the fact that Oppo is strictly a local manufacturer, the phone would never officially see the light of the day outside the Chinese border.